Scientology's Orange County Org Uses Koi Fish, Cat in YouTube Video to Call for Volunteers

We learned last week that the Church of Scientology in Orange County may be struggling to build its Ideal Org center at Sycamore and Fifth streets at the former Santa Ana Performing Arts and Event Center.

Apparently, they also are short on staff.

A video posted on YouTube shows staffers (including koi fish and a kitty cat) getting zany while urging folks to "Join staff!" Peep the video after the jump.


"It's awesome here," one Scientologist says.

There's an even an ironic thumbs-up in the video!




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Billy Bob
Billy Bob

Oh no, the video was removed!

Did anyone mirror?

RealWorld
RealWorld

Oh...my god, the usual same few "critics" (hate mongers) of Scientology in here too.Why this bunch of people are mainly going around "media" that support sex trafficking? 

Perry
Perry

At least Paul Haggis and Lisa Marie Presley are smart enough to ditch scientology. 

20ftJesus
20ftJesus

How much money do I have to pay before I meet Xenu?

 

Will-o-the-wisp
Will-o-the-wisp

LMFAO! That has to be about the worst Recruiting video I have ever seen. Please tell me this is a joke. Did those poor saps loose their minds along with all their Body Thetans? The people in the video all look mentally lost and are trying to look like they are happy, but my guess is no one dares to say no to anything they are requested to do.

Louanne
Louanne

Uh, oh. Look who is talking. You really think you can keep up this delusion?

Andy Panda
Andy Panda

It makes me sick to see what my parents wasted half their lives to support this stupid, abusive cult. Could have sent me to college or trade school, but after 15 years in Scientology one parent was bankrupt, divorced and worked sick (and one of them was dead).   

Tracy
Tracy

Why are the sciens so upset at this video? Are they embarrassed by it? Well they should. Those people don't seem to be the brightest bulbs. But as Michael Jackson said " no such thing as bad publicity"..go with it cult members! Don't protest too much or you'll be down stat. Free publicity and entertainment for us Wogs! Join staff!!!!

TheEvilOfScientology
TheEvilOfScientology

"As a Scientologist, I am offended by your disrespect of good people trying to make a positive change in the world"

As a sane person with morals, I'm offended that you seems to be in favour of promoting a PROVEN criminal cult, founded by a PROVEN criminally convicted PROVEN conman, PROVEN liar, PROVEN racist, and PROVEN fraud.

You may feel happy promoting a human right abusing, genocidal cult, Erinmo, but those of us with a conscience, morals, and a love for freedom from persecution, do not.

Now, I suggest you try something which may be very new to you: A REAL education. That, or just keep bury your ignorant head in the sand. Don't let reality and people's suffering get in the way of you enjoying your criminal cult.

Hipster
Hipster

Too funny!  A call to join staff with no address, website, or contact info of any kind?  Great use of media resources. If OC Weakly hadn't picked up on this, the campaign would be nothing at all.

Matt
Matt

Not sure what all the fuss is about. Looks like a link to a video produced by the Scientology Corporation for recruitment. Seems to me Josh did y'all a favor by posting the link. It'll get even more people to pay attention to your efforts. It is show biz after all and any publicity is good publicity when you are trying to hawk your wares.

Greta
Greta

@Erinamo76 Save your breath. "Reporters" like this are deaf to reason, blind to observation and too dumb to even do their homework. Mr. Dulaney's agenda on this subject has always been to discriminate and harass others. Who cares. I bet he won't have the guts to visit the new Church after its opening. What a loser. 

Louanne
Louanne

No news I guess when I say that Josh/Tony are trying to cover up their own mess by pointing to others. It's "normal" for people like them.

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

Like I told Louanne, clean up your own church before you start on others. It's a shame you don't take off the indoctrination blinders, step back and take a real look at what you have let your religion become, besides a laughing stock to the whole world.

You call us hate mongers like it's a bad thing when in reality we (me) are freedom fighters and we are fighting to help the people, (your people) who were once a part of you- who YOU turned your back on and stabbed them in the back and call apostates because they dare think for themselves and question the ethics of your SP church management.

The sorry fact is, your church is the hate monger, the church of doom. Why are you in a constant state of panic always looking for the enemy? You protect pedophiles, murders, rapists, swindlers, scams, human rights abusers for "the greatest good for the greatest number of dynamics," this is a dangerous philosophy. There are thousands of good, descent ex members that have been damaged mentally and physically by your church. You want to save the planet, start with saving the people in your church first.

Look at your ideal orgs, none of them look like the photoshop pictures David Miscavige shows you at events, none of them look ideal. Open your eyes and start asking questions. Clean up your own backyard before you start on others. And more importantly read Debbie Cooks email, maybe it will open your eyes to what's really going on in your church.

Also, get it out of your mind that you are going to take over my world and indoctrinate my family, my friends, my community, our schools. It ain't gonna happen. There are to many of us in the world who really know your churches intentions, we won't allow it. It's already begun in Russia.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

I find your comment quite disingenuous.   If you were really concerned about sex trafficking I would expect to see you post comments on other articles here, not just the ones that are critical of Scientology.

No, you are clearly a Scientologist public relations agent whose limited tool-set includes the quite over-worn accusations of guilt-by-association.  Like if I were to say that L Ron Hubbard was a Satanist because he claimed to be friends with Alestair Crowley. 

choocho
choocho

What are you doing here Louanne? Oh , that's right, it's your "job".

RealWorld
RealWorld

 What team, the hate mongers (and sex trafficking supporters) or the Scientologists?

MarkStark
MarkStark

As Paul Haggis said:

"I was in a cult for 34 years," he told the New Yorker of his time in the church. "Everyone else could see it. I don't know why I couldn't."

If Lisa Marie wanted to, she could take it one step beyond Haggis and make it her mission to take up where her father left off, and make it a platform to expose the fraud and control group that is Scientology. When the cult went after Elvis, he knew intuitively that they were just after his money.

Lisa Marie was indoctrinated at an early age. If she were to do that, she would also be stepping out of the shadow of her father's greatness, to accomplish something truly great on her own, and millions of people would respect her for it. Maybe this song is her first step.

909Jeff
909Jeff

I think this is one of the biggest kerfuffles that Josh has ever started! 

Villagedianne
Villagedianne

I'm sure there are way worse videos than that from Sci.  This one was actually pretty good by their standards.

Will-o-the-wisp
Will-o-the-wisp

Louanne - whats delusional is someone who can't grasp reality and seeing what 99.9% of the sane population sees -Clinging Body Thetans? Really? What makes Scientologist think they are different from those who followed Jim Jones and Heavens Gate? Hubbard made all that nonsense up. Hubbard claimed Xenu is still locked up in a Mountain with a prison powered by "Internal Batteries" (Really Ron?) So where is Xenu? Where? Please tell me you really don't believe OTlll.

MarkStark
MarkStark

Check out the tape of Hubtard on YouTube "lecturing" about his trip to Venus, where he was almost run over by a freight locomotive and then get back to us about delusion.

Also, he advocated smoking MORE to prevent cancer. That's why he "dropped his meat body" -- as they say in the cult -- at age 74.

not-a-sock-puppet
not-a-sock-puppet

I am sure your itching to see  Pedophile Scientologist James Barbours performance at the Writers of the Future Event...seeing how Scientology promotes sexual predators careers

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

"Look who is talking," what? * looking around* for John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and her shotgun.

Lou
Lou

I'm sorry for your loss, and your missed opportunities. Sadly, we never hear any good stories from the cult's children, or even the adults for that matter. No one receives an education, a decent salary, or fair treatment (unless you're a celebrity and have paid millions to the cause, and they are delusional about what's really going on). You sound like a bright person, why not write a book about your experiences? You never know, maybe yours will be the one made into a blockbuster movie.

Hero
Hero

I'm sorry to hear your story.  Many people who have been abused directly or indirectly by scientology have found support on Tony Ortega's blog at the Village Voice.  It helps to share you experiences with others. 

Louanne
Louanne

I am sure you worked on it hard. 

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

WOW. Sorry to hear that :-( Stay strong!

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

I'm surprised there wasn't a *kiss a koi* fundraising booth. Hey, gotta get those funds anyway they can. David Miscavige isn't going to fork out the money for their OC idle morg. He's saving up for Tom Cruises birthday bash and next day bed & breakfast surprise.

Louanne
Louanne

The upset is not about the video.  It's about the inability to engage in reporting news. And the cowardness of spreading out-of-context information. Keyboard hero Josh, too scared to talk to real Scientologist, obviously incapable to write actual news.

Antoine
Antoine

Who did Michael Jackson get married to again?  Some famous ex-scientologist?

AnonymousSP
AnonymousSP

 That's the thing!  The culties like to keep their crazy to themselves but now there are so many leaks.  Carry on Josh.

MarkStark
MarkStark

 Louannne, what happened to the "Busby" part of Greta?

Your other socks are supposed to be smarter than the "Louanne" one, which I assume is the one you use to appear somewhat simple minded, like Terryeo. And where is Astrid-Alejandra Louanne? She was supposed to your exotic side.

Seriously though. Finish high school. It's more important than being in a cult. You're not saving this "sector of the galaxy" Louanne. Get a decent job selling fast food or something.

choocho
choocho

Greta-Louanne, why are you talking to your other sock-puppet Erinamo76-Louanne as if it were another person?

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

Hi Greta, *waves* last time I saw you was at "Tampa Bay Times" blog. I see you're back harassing good journalists like Josh Dulaney who dares speak the truth about scientology, tisk, tisk...my, my, aren't we being notty.

Ivy Mapother
Ivy Mapother

How old will Josh be when the OC Ideal Org finally opens? Will Jan Eastgate be there? I know her trial in Australia is coming up and we wouldn't want to miss that. Jan is accused of covering up the sexual assult of an 11 year-old child by a Church of Scientology member. Jan thought the publicity might make the church look bad and urged the child to not report this crime to the police. Maybe Greta and Louanne could fill us in on the details.

not-a-sock-puppet
not-a-sock-puppet

Scientology Hires a Convicted sexual abuser of Minors Scientologist James Barbour to Headline the Writers of the Future event.  . Scientology Openly Promotes the career of a convicted Pedophile,such staunch defenders of Human rights

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

These are the lyrics to Lisa Presley's new song in case you haven't heard them yet. I may be wrong, but it sounds like someone isn't very happy with scientology. Hope you're not going thru her trash?

You Ain't Seen Nothin' YetLay down the law, don't make a soundJust critical, just going downI don't belong, I've lost the plotNot gullible, can't be what I'm not

You can think that I'm evil and I'm off the railsYou ain't seen nothin' yet

If I don't get with your system then I'm sure to failWell you ain't seen nothin' yet

Lay down the truth, don't make a soundJust a piece of fruit who's hit the groundI don't respond, I've lost the plotUnethical, not what I thought

You can think that I'm evil and I'm off the railsYou ain't seen nothin' yet

I'm a bit transgressive and suppressive as wellWell you ain't seen nothin' yet

Am I a disruption to your corruption?You ain't seen nothin' yet

You can think that I'm evil and I'm off the railsYou ain't seen nothin' yet

If I don't get with your system then I'm sure to failYou ain't seen nothin' yet

No longer elated, now you're frustratedYou ain't seen nothin' yet

You can think that I'm evil and I'm off the railsYou ain't seen nothin' yet

If I don't get with your system then I'm sure to failWell you ain't seen nothin' yet

You can think that I'm evil and I'm off the railsYou ain't seen nothin' yet

I'm a bit transgressive and suppressive as wellYou ain't seen nothin' yet

TheEvilOfScientology
TheEvilOfScientology

 People like them? Oh dear, Louanne. What a gross generalisation!

Do you enjoy being such a hypocrite?

Pharma
Pharma

What does Lisa Marie have to say about you?

Lou
Lou

Poor Louanne, she has been so brainwashed. It will take a very long time away from the cult for her to start to see clearly. Make today the day to get out and start your life, Louanne! There is such a wonderful world out here that you have been deprived of. Freedom, independence, privacy, the ability to read what you want, go where you want, buy what you want, work where you want. The love of family and friends - though only if you break them out with you, otherwise - bye, bye!! But you WILL have the support of an enormous group of ex-Scientologists that are not looking back, and many others. Good luck Louanne!  I hope we read of your successful escape some time soon.

Will-o-the-wisp
Will-o-the-wisp

Mark - Just checked out the video you suggested. Never saw that one. Hubbard was a head case. Pity those brained washed by him.

Billy Bob
Billy Bob

 OMG Louanne, really heartless!  Do you even read?

Is David Miscavige still beating his staff?

Where is President of Scientology Heber Jentzsch?  Is he still in "The Hole" that Marty Rathbun  and Mike Rinder and Debbie Cook have escaped?

Louanne -  You know those doubts you have, deep down, about the massive decline in your Church at the hands of David Miscavige?  Listen to that voice, Louanne, those doubts are real, your Church is crumbling.  And there is help outside, when you are ready to leave.

Happy
Happy

Louanne - Your response to Andy Panda  is pretty heartless, even for you. Oh yeah, I forgot that compassion is low on the tone scale. Figures. 

Marc
Marc

LOL, if you had read any of Josh's articles, you would know that he has repeatedly sought comments from and interviews with the Church.  Of course, they repeatedly deny his request because he's a "merchant of chaos," i.e., a reporter trying to do his job.  So they OSA socks like you to "dead agent" him.  Except nobody's buying it.  Give it up, Lou. 

Grant Cardone on Booger-Siugar
Grant Cardone on Booger-Siugar

 shush Louanne...Hear that sound??? its the sound of another dozen OT8's waking up and walking out on the cult.

MarkStark
MarkStark

..."obviously incapable to write actual news."

Louanne... Obviously incapable "to" writing a decent sentence because of her lack "to" a basic education.

SP 'Onage
SP 'Onage

I know, I have my calendar marked for scientology's Jan Eastgate (pedophile protector) court case. Let's see if scientology's lawyers destroy the poor girl again, they've already done it once now they are going to do it again for shits and giggles. Shame on them!

Ivy Mapother
Ivy Mapother

Now wait just a second. Mr. Barbour, the pedophile, has successfully completed the I Won't Get Caught Again Rundown and the Don't Leave Any Physical Evidence Rundown. In addition, he has recently contributed a ton of money to the church and is appearing at this gig on his own dime. All this makes him like all other Scientologists, the most ethical people on the planet.

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